a little purple skirt and some ribbons

This is a double duty card that I made for the first challenge from Mo's Challenge Blog and for the "Take a Bow" challenge sponsored by May Arts over at Caardvarks.

This image called Bella and Bronte from Mo's Digital Pencil just warms my heart! It's so cute and so fun to color! Don't you think the doggy is so cute with his slightly shy expression? I also love Bella's little fluffy skirt! The first challenge at Mo's new challenge blog is to use some purple and one of Mo's images.

The Caardvarks crew have made some amazing cards with May Arts ribbons, please go and check them out! The challenge this time is to use ribbons in a wonderful way. Ribbons happen to be one of my favorite embellishments when making cards and buttons come a close second. And I used them both here!

I decided to list the Copic colors that I used from this card on... It's because this was the second time that I colored this image (I found out about the challenge after I colored the first and didn't use any purple in it!!! Duh!), and when I was trying to remember what I used for the doggy in my first I couldn't figure it out!!!??? I ended up trying out some colors and made up another set of colors for this one... It took me a little while to find the colors that would blend well and made sense for a dog... It's mostly for my own reference, but if you have a good combination (for anything!) that you love and would like to share please do! I would love to try it!

ingredients used:
cardsotcks: Papertrey Ink (card base), Neenah Classic Solar White
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil (Bella and Bronte), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ribbons, button: Papertrey Ink
ink: Memento
embroidery floss: DMC
die: Spellbinders Nestibilities Standard Circle Large
die cutting machine: CuttleBug
Copics used:
skin tone: E11, E00, E000
hair: E29, E25, E53
skirt: V12, V15, V17
shirt, socks: Y000, Y11, Y13, Y21, Y26
boots: E35, E29, E25
Bronte (dog): Y23, E53, E35
collar: BG10, BF11, BG72
flowers: RV42 (thanks a bunch, Kelly! Love this color!), R22, G99, G40, G82

Thanks for stopping by!


Virginia L. said…
SO CREATIVE and BEAUTIFUL! LOVE how you made the ribbons around the circle! So inspiring, Alice!
Virginia L. said…
May I also add that I LOVE,LOVE your coloring! Thanks for taking the time to list the copic markers (I'm getting some-finally!) and will use this as my future guide!!
This is too cute! Love the colors and they you put the ribbon around the circle. TFS
Maylee said…
O my word Alice! I love this, your ribbon usage is so clever!! Love that image and your coloring too!
Sanne said…
This is fantastic Alice - look how you did that ribbon! Great coloring, too :)
Tomo H. said…
Hi, Alice! Love how you did on the ribbons. So pretty card!
Congrats on your well deserved win over at Hero Arts!
lauren bergold said…
oooooooooh i LOVE this! you're an AMAZING colorer (is that a word?!) and i absolutely adore the way you've used the ribbon loops to set of the image panel! clever and fabulous!
Vanessa said…
Love this card, Alice!! Gorgeous colours, creative use of the ribbon and your colouring skills are amazing! Perfect!

Kathy said…
Wow Alice this is AMAZING!!!! And as always I really admire your coloring !!! Awesome use of ribbon!
Jane said…
Gasp!!!!!!!! this is BRILLIANT! A winner in my book!!!
Rachael said…
I love, love, LOVE what you did with your ribbon here! And of course you colored your image beautifully and added the super cute touch of a button!
SmilynStef said…
Love the fabulous ribbon loops.
Stamping Cafe said…
This is so sweet and brilliant, Alice!! Love what you did with the ribbon, lovely!!
shulsart said…
Fabulous card, thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Mo's challenge blog. We hope to see you again soon.
♥ Lydia ♥ said…
Brilliant!! Great idea and great card :)
Thanks for joining in with Mo's first challenge...and hope to see you again x
Cathy said…
Oh, this is perfect. Thanks for playig in the challenge!
Sue-ann said…
This is such a sweet card! I love it!
Elaine L. said…
Love the ribbon 'frame'! Glad you could play along in the challenge this week.
The Wired Angel said…
you did a fantastic job with this image... that's a lot of work. Thanks for participating in Mo's challenge and for sharing your talent with us. Please come back and join in again. Best, Peggy
That is such a sweet card Alice! I adore the colors and love how you used the ribbon!
donna mikasa said…
Oh, I missed this during my trip but I'm so glad to have it in my hands!! Thank you so much, Alice! LOVE the ribbons around the image which matches Mo's ruffly skirt! Hugs!!!
Suzanne C said…
Love the ribbon! Just saw it on Caardvarks and had to bop over and leave a comment!

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